2017 Ravensworth The Tinderry

Murrumbateman, NSW

Funky and delicious blend of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from the Ravensworth Estate.

$38.00

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About

About The Wine

The 'Tinderry' is a project a long time in the making for Bryan Martin.

After planting Cabernet Franc on his home vineyard over 10 years ago, this is only the second release of this funky and delicious little red. This is Cabernet Franc at its most fragrant and beguiling.

The addition of 25% (!) Sauvignon Blanc was made to further enhance freshness and ease up the sheer intensity of the fruit Bryan picked in 2017. It's an altogether fantastic expression of the two closely linked varieties.

There was only a small amount of this wine made as is the case with all of Bryan's 'experimental' range. Grab one and enjoy.

About Ravensworth

Bryan Martin is a winemaker at the height of his powers. Setting aside the exceptional work he is doing behind the scenes at regional flagbearer, Clonakilla, his Ravensworth wines have become some of the Canberra region’s hottest releases.

Bryan’s winemaking style is equal parts science and artistic flair. He’s an adventurous spirit trapped in the body of a technical virtuoso. A concert pianist jamming to free jazz. It’s a killer combination.

His range is full of alternative varieties and whacky blends, with texture and balance the key in everything. These are unique wines from a region on the up and up and now some of Canberra’s most sought-after wines.

The hands of Bryan Martin at work
The hands of Bryan Martin at work
Murrumbateman, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Crushed herbs, boysenberries, raspberry and redcurrant. A hint of dried goji berry in the palate. So frisky and perky in style and shape. Flicks tannin through the mouth. Finishes with a chomp of leafy goodness. Excellent drink. Not a bad idea to pop it in the fridge before hand if that way inclined. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Loaded with red cherry, raspberry, dried and green herb notes, bouquet garni-like savoury scents. A lovely start. Juicy in the palate, nice fleshiness, a touch of ripe-dark berry fruitiness then the flush of piquant spice and herbs. Charming, succulent thing, really easy to drink but lots of good flavour and length too. Serious kind of feel but manages to also be wildly drinkable!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD  Barton estate and our vineyard

VINE AGE  Almost 20 years

SOIL Duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay 

VINTAGE NOTES  A little trickier than the last few but sangiovese loves difficult conditions, makes it more characterful for sure

WINEMAKING NOTES  Processed as whole berries, so no pumps used, a natural ferment that wasn't messed around with too much and then left on-skins for three weeks. matured in small 5 year old French oak cask. 

ANALYSIS  pH3.75, TA5.91g/l, FSO2 28ppm

Blend : Cabernet Franc (75%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 98 dozen

Bryan watchful over the press
Bryan watchful over the press
Murrumbateman, NSW
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